WISE - The Web-Based Inquiry Science Environment

University of California at Berkeley, Graduate School of Education

The Web-based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE) is a free on-line science learning environment for students in grades 4-12. In WISE, students work on exciting inquiry projects on topics such as genetically modified foods, earthquake prediction, and the deformed frogs mystery. Students learn about and respond to contemporary scientific controversies through designing, debating, and critiquing solutions, all via the internet. Curriculum projects are complete and ready to use in the classroom. The projects are designed to meet standards and complement exisiting science curricula. The Teacher Area lets instructors explore new projects and grade students' work on the web, as well as to collaborate with other teachers and researchers.

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Part of the Cutting Edge collection. The NAGT/DLESE On the Cutting Edge project helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods.

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Subject: Biology, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science, Atmospheric Science:Climatology
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity, Project
Inquiry Level: Guided Inquiry, Step-By-Step Instruction
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)
Use: Illustrating concepts and ideas
Theme: Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Planetary Science, Atmospheric Science